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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon - Book Review

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781523506644
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019

Need encouragement to persevere? Seeking a more creative path?
Try a dose of Keep Going, by Austin Kleon. This is a no holds barred approach to hanging tight with the mindset and habits we all need for an actively inspired life. A long line of creatives like John Waters, Emerson, C.S. Lewis and Wendell Berry are quoted here, and if these alone don't move you along, any of the recommended practices in this sweet little book surely will. Perfect for gifting, Keep Going, has found a permanent perch on my nightstand. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda - Book Review

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By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

What a treat! Miranda has been tweeting daily motivations for himself and others for years, and now we have a collection of the best, in a beauty of a book. Jonny Sun provides the most lovely illustrations to match, so that the finished book is a total gem. Do yourself a favor, get this book now, and let it’s beacon of light and positivity guide your way. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied by Amanda Happe - Book Review

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Deeply Grateful & Entirely Unsatisfied: A Book for Anyone Wondering if Life Is Giving You Magical Gifts or Just Messing with You Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781452161518
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

Did you know that if you soak a raisin in water, it will swell up again? It won't be a grape necessarily, but it will definitely be better than a raisin. This book is water to soak in. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art by Kent Nerburn - Book Review

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781786891150
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Published: Canongate Books - June 5th, 2018

In Nerburn's own intrinsically sensitive and acute style he grapples with concepts both large and small in living a life of & for "Art". Both gentle and firm there is a underlying honesty in all these reflections in this beautiful,eloquent deceptively quiet letter of love to all who work in or aspire to be artists.This is a great companion to Julia Cameron"Artist's Way" Actually it is about approaching a life full of Living. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens - Book Review

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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705265
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

Greitens distinguishes himself as an author in a crowded genre: ex-military authors who promise to distill the lessons of war into usable wisdom for living a full and meaningful life. The key to Greiten's unique contribution is his wonderful integration of ancient wisdom, especially of classical Greek philosophy and literature into a current message about thriving in a world of constant challenges and change. I loved this book.

Recommended book pairing:
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda - Book Review

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989151
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 6th, 2018

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to formulate a counter argument to something your conversation partner is saying well before they are finished with their point? Or do you find yourself frustrated at not being able to express an idea to someone when the idea seems so simple and obvious to you? Alan Alda shares a wonderful bouquet of wisdom and practical advice for building empathy as a way to enhance communication, which includes both (active) LISTENING and SPEAKING (effectively).

Recommended book pairing: The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life by Sakyong Mipham. ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


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